There can surely be just one thing worse than suffering a broken nose, and that is to need a broken nose operation to recover from the injury. The good news is most broken noses do not require any treatment and can be healed at home without any real problems. However, not everyone is this lucky. You may know this first hand if you have had surgery for your broken nose.
The injury itself is painful, and while you can expect swelling, bruising, and even a nosebleed in some instances, you may be unfortunate enough to need treatment for other symptoms as well. For example, some blows to the nose mean you get a deviated septum. This is when the part of the nose separating the two nostrils is damaged and pushed to one side, making it difficult or even impossible to breathe properly out of the nose.
What else might happen to warrant a broken nose operation?
You may suffer a break that puts your nose out of line. If this isn’t treated within a week or two after the injury, it can be more difficult to put right. Sometimes, you’ll need surgery to repair a broken nose, especially if the damage is severe and has changed the way you look.
The recovery period will take some time, as there will be bruising and swelling occurring naturally after the operation takes place. The more you can do to protect your nose during this time, the better. You may need time off work to heal, and you may find there are things you cannot do. Even bending down can be painful.
Could you claim anything for going through this experience?
It depends – you must prove a third party caused your broken nose, leading to a broken nose operation. This applies no matter how it happened. Sometimes, you’ll know if this was the case, but even if you don’t know for certain, we’d recommend you call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
You can do this free on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, mobile users can ring 0333 500 0993 to get access to no-obligation advice. Whatever you do, if you can make a claim, this can be done via a no-win, no-fee agreement with the assistance of one of our personal injury lawyers. And the whole process could be far easier and more streamlined than you would think was possible.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen